Florrie has been asked to prepare the refreshments for the panto. Irma is interested in Piggott after finding out he is a rich widower. Annie is annoyed that a scene was created in the Rovers. Ken's teaching colleagues have advised him to let the bribe incident pass but he thinks matters of integrity are involved. Val disagrees with him. Swindley and Emily decorate the shop. Interested in taking more control over the panto, he refuses to let Emily have extra time off for preparations. Len measures up the stage for the scenery as Albert tries to rehearse with Ena's help. Stan turns up late to assist Len, direct from his Santa Claus work. Ena sees through Swindley when he arrives and tries to take over. He gives Albert revised lines. Piggott pushes his way into No.9. Ken tells him he'll be reporting him to the police. A livid Piggott storms into the Rovers and tells the regulars about Ken's threat. Ken goes to the police station and files a complaint. Albert tells Ken he's disgusted with him and that people in the area respect Piggott as a man who brought up his young son alone after his wife died. Ken is shocked when Val sides with Albert. Ken is given the cold shoulder by the regulars in the pub and quickly leaves. The rehearsal is in chaos when half the actors aren't present and Len and Charlie bring in scenery. Swindley's previous script changes don't help matters but he nevertheless takes charge. Ena confronts Val in the corner shop. Provoked, Val tells her that she's behind Ken all the way. Charlie and Irma get bored waiting to do their scene and Albert walks out when his lines are changed again. Swindley and Emily look up from their deliberations and see that the cast have all followed him.
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Jack Walker - Arthur Leslie
- Albert Tatlock - Jack Howarth
- Ena Sharples - Violet Carson
- Valerie Barlow - Anne Reid
- Kenneth Barlow - William Roache
- Elsie Tanner - Patricia Phoenix
- Florrie Lindley - Betty Alberge
- Miss Nugent - Eileen Derbyshire
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Charlie Moffitt - Gordon Rollings (Credited as "Charlie Moffit")
- Irma Ogden - Sandra Gough
- Stan Ogden - Bernard Youens
- Mr Swindley - Arthur Lowe
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 9 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen and hallway
- Corner Shop
- Viaduct Street
- Glad Tidings Mission Hall - Main hall
- Gamma Garments
- Police station - Exterior
- The location night shot of Ken Barlow walking into the police station was on 16mm film.
- Warren Clarke appears as an extra in the Rovers.
- From Episode 172 (6th August 1962) to Episode 459 (5th May 1965) the programme featured a standardised cast list for the regular characters. This means that in this episode the following were credited but did not appear: Minnie Caldwell (Margot Bryant), Lucille Hewitt (Jennifer Moss), Dennis Tanner (Philip Lowrie) and Hilda Ogden (Jean Alexander).
- TV Times synopsis: Swindley takes command and faces a mutiny
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 9,350,000 homes (joint 1st place with 14th December 1964).
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